Catherine Heeg is a recognized social media trail blazer passionate about social media and marketing in the tourism and hospitality industry.

For decades she has trained and lead sales and marketing teams in our industry. She ties together experiences gained from this inside knowledge when providing social strategies.  With this practical understanding she specializes in inspiring social media success in her speaking engagements with international audiences.

Her columns and articles have appeared in a variety of publications including:

  • Courier Magazine (NTA)
  • Travel Research Online (TRO Smith)
  • Bus Tours Magazine
  • The Travel Institute
  • Travel Agent Life
  • Group Tour Magazine
  • SYTA
  • Groups Today

She has appeared on the Home Based Travel Show, The Nolan and Stuart Hour as well as in-house webinars with major host agencies and consortia.

A frequent speaker at travel, tourism and hospitality industry conferences and webinars she successfully integrates new media with traditional marketing tools.

Bottom line: CMS founder Catherine Heeg is a travel, hospitality and tourism industry thought leader with over three decades of experience.

She takes the mystery out of marketing by providing the step-by-step guidance that helps clients succeed. Catherine enjoys leading webinars and workshops and consulting with clients to help them build their social media buzz.

Travel & Tourism professionals can opt to have their social sites built and populated your behalf by a group of tourism professionals.

Coaching and customized programs deliver ongoing market intelligence and support with simple tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately. Outcomes are monitored and results are measurable.

The Team

Like Catherine, her team of professionals all come from travel, tourism and hospitality world. Collectively, the team has experience in these sectors:

  • Airline
  • Hotel
  • DMO
  • Cruise line
  • Car rental
  • Hospitality
  • Travel Agent
  • Industry association
  • Inbound tour company
  • Outbound tour company

 

Why Catherine?

Professionals who are serious about taking consistent, winning actions every day to build their business and achieve measurable results love working with Catherine.

Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Catherine has lived many places in the US and Canada.  An avid traveler and Past President of Skål International Calgary, she’s also a business owner who loves to ski, cycle & swim.

Would you like to schedule Catherine for a speaking engagement at your event?

In good company...look who’s working with Catherine

Richard Sweeney, CTC, MCC President, R & T Travel Services, Inc.

Richard Sweeney, CTC, MCC President, R & T Travel Services, Inc.

“I attended a presentation hosted by Catherine several years ago on social media.  When it was time for me to jump into the social medial ring for my agency I immediately thought of Catherine.  I was very impressed with the thoroughness and speed of her work in getting my agency set up on Facebook and me on LinkedIn.  I continue to use Catherine’s service in keeping my Facebook presence current and up to date.  I am a very satisfied customer of Catherine’s.”

Catherine Prather, Senior Vice President, NTA

Catherine Prather, Senior Vice President, NTA

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Catherine Heeg for nearly 10 years. She is consistently one of the National Tour Association’s top-rated speakers, covering topics ranging from the newest aspects in social media and digital marketing, as well as tried and true sales and marketing techniques. She also writes for NTA’s Courier magazine. For NTA members, Catherine is a trusted resource and a friend. For our management team, she is a reliable, easy-to-work-with subject matter expert.”

Shelly Copeland, Office Manager, Haynie Travel

Shelly Copeland, Office Manager, Haynie Travel

“I know for a fact that our business Facebook page would be nowhere as robust and fresh as it is under Catherine’s care.  The content she provides for us is always timely and relevant to our business.  During our many coaching sessions, she has taught me to understand our Fans, and I can create our own posts that are well Liked and Shared.  We have seen our Fan base grow significantly since partnering up with Customized Management Solutions.  She is always available to answer any questions I have from general Facebook functionality to in depth Insights.  Now, if only I had all the time I needed to implement her many great tips and tools for success!”

Speaking topics include:

  • Social media strategy, design, implementation
  • Compelling communication tactics for sales and marketing professionals
  • Effectively integrating social and traditional marketing strategies and tactics
  • Selling skills that leverage social media to reach customers and prospects

Here’s how we can work together:

  • Live sessions at your upcoming conference or convention
  • Real-time live webinars for your staff or travel partner
  • On-line course development and presentation

Interactive sessions engage participants and a toolbox of strategies allows them to immediately implement what they have learned.

Would you like to schedule Catherine for a speaking engagement at your event?

What Our Clients Tell Us

“Huge thanks to Catherine Heeg and Customized Management Solutions for working so hard to make me smart on social media. I’ve been working with her for a few months and have seen a huge upswing in my social media connections. Thanks Catherine Heeg, I’m finally getting somewhere”

- MaryPat Begin-Ortiz, TRAVELERS DREAM TOURS

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